Parish League 2019

2019 JPA Inter Parish Petanque League report – Week10

St Lawrence maintained their unbeaten home record , this week beating St Ouen 5-1. For St Ouen Olive and Geoff Thomas lost to Barry Reynolds and Frank Morel by one point, but they did not drop their heads and went on to win their next double 13-5.Only St Mary have managed to take points against St Lawrence when they are on home ground and indeed, St Lawrence have inflicted four whitewashes along the way! 
Leaders St Saviour were also at home where they were held to a draw by St Clement. After a marathon doubles between Keith White- Jean Daghorn and Jean Meldrum - Peter Blampied which lasted 1hr 20mins St Saviour were 2-1 up at halfway. But as usual between these two teams St Clement were not going to give up that easy and came back to reverse the score in the second half and the game finished an honourable draw.
Heavy rain caused the match at St John to be split into two parts as after the opening three doubles their terrains were waterlogged! St John were ahead at that stage, but it was very close with Grouville losing to 11 and 12. All was to be played for when the match was completed a week later and Grouville were determined to try to level the match. Gordon de Gruchy won a very tight single against Alain Aoutin, but it was St John who won the final double. The triple was in the grip of St John’s trio, Daphne Romeril, Joan and Ron le Herissier but Louise Cummins, Mike Oldham and Elaine Paisnel were not giving up and pulled back;  the game was poised at twelve all! Both sides held the winning point on the next end but Grouville just edged it, for the draw.
St Martin got their second win, also taking full advantage of knowing their terrains. The two games the home side lost were both to eleven points too.
Like many other teams before them, Trinity struggled to master the St Brelade surface. The five games st Brelade won, their opponents only accrued 11 points combined but Colin Myers saved them from the whitewash wining the single 13-10 against David Harrison.
The last of the week 10 matches has had to be held over due to difficulties in finding a mutually suitable date. It is now hoped that they will play on 5th July.
Elaine Paisnel - JPA